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Suarez de Olivera, Manuel

Por la ivsticia del Maestre de Campo D. Avgvstin de Zepeda, en el pleito, que contra el sigue D. Pedro Sarmiento,

sobre pedir mandamiento de execuçion, por siete mil quinientos y cinquenta y dos pessos del dote de Doña Beatriz su pri nera muger. Y dezir el Maestre de Campo, que los bienes apreciados de la dote no los a de pagar por el precio que Doña Maria de Roa heredera los recibió, y venido, y que se le a de abonar, conforme el precio de la Dote, y no de venta y otros puntos de la Escritura, que por el discurso se gran diciendo. Se suplica a Vmd. vea lo siguiente. [Drop title] [Manila] : s.n., 29 November, 1674. Folio, disbound; ff [4]; printed on rice paper; woodcut crucifix and decorations at the head; historiated initial; at the foot of the text: ‘Lizenc. Manuel Suarez de Olivera’; some worming at the gutters, a small stain on the bottom of the first leaf showing through on the second (some loss of letters), otherwise sound; in a cloth portfolio, housed in a matching protective box of half morocco over cloth, spine lettered in gilt.

The background to this legal document is as follows: Doña María de Roa had given a dowry of 7252 pesos for her daughter Doña Beatrix de Olaez, who died childless. Doña María’s executor Nicolas Cordero had started a suit in the Royal Audiencia in Manila against the Master-of-Camp Augustin de Zepeta, to whom the money had gone, for its return. Zepeta claimed Cordero could not be a party to the suit. Then Cordero died and Pedro Sarmiento took up the case. The issue became very complicated and came before Archbishop Pardo. This document is from an early stage of the case.

See Antoine Arnaud: Histoire de la persécution du très-pieux Archevéque de Manille, Dom Philippe Pardo, Oeuvres complètes (y compris la perpétuité de la foi et la vie de l’auteur), Paris, 1780, p. 165 ff.

Jose, Impreso, 205; Bernardo 717 (this copy: “Robinson Trust”); not in Medina, Retana, Pardo de Tavera or Palau.